United Nation’s Security Council Elected 5 New Non-Permanent Members

Oct 21, 2013 16:38 IST

Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia elected to seats as non-permanent members by the United Nations Security Council in the 15-member Council on 17 October 2013.

These members have been elected for two-year term which would start from January 2014.

The New Council members will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo.

Non-permanent members Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda will remain on the Council until the end of 2014. India had served as a non-permanent member at the council in 2011-2012.

There are six principal organisations of UN which maintains peace and security of the world. The Organisations are-General Assembly, the Security Council, The Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the  International Court of Justice and the Secretariat.

Structure of Security Council

Article 23 of chapter V of United Nations Charter provides for the composition of United Nations Security Council. The council is composed of 15 members. There are 5 permanent members of Security Council and 10 non –permanent members. Five permanent members are: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Ten non-permanent members are elected for 2 years term by General Assembly and these members can not be immediately re –elected.

Objective of the Security Council

The Objective of UNSC is to maintain peacekeeping operations, the establishments of international   sanctions and the authorization of military action.
The powers of UNSC are exercised through United Nations Security Council resolutions.
All Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

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